University of Connecticut

Biology (BIOL) 2015-2016

Students with inquiries about an undergraduate major should go to Torrey Life Sciences Building, Room 161.

For course descriptions of Biological Sciences, see these topics listed alphabetically throughout this Directory of Courses:

Major requirements

1102. Foundations of Biology

Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Not open for credit to students who have completed a year of advanced biology in high school. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in Biology at the 1000’s level.

A laboratory course designed for non-science majors; surveys major biological principles with emphasis on their importance to humans and modern society. A fee of $10 is charged for this course. CA 3-LAB.

1103. The Biology of Human Health and Disease

Four credits. Three lecture periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Students may not receive more than 12 credits in Biology at the 1000 level. Not open for credit to students who have passed PVS 103. Smolin, Terry

A laboratory course designed for non-science majors to introduce the concepts of biology and their application to the individual, society and humankind by focusing on health and disease issues. A fee of $10 is charged for this course. CA 3-LAB.

1107, 1108. Principles of Biology

(107, 108) May be taken in either order. Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in biology at the 1000’s level. A course in high school level chemistry or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1127 are recommended for students enrolling in 1107.

Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology (BIOL 1107); ecology, evolution, genetics, and plant biology (BIOL 1108). Laboratory exercises in BIOL 1107 include dissection of preserved animals. A fee of $10 is charged for this course. CA 3-LAB.

1109. Topics in Modern Biology

One credit. One class period. Corequisite: Current enrollment in BIOL 1107 or 1108 required. Designed primarily for, but not restricted to, honors students. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in Biology at the 1000’s level. May be repeated for credit with a change in content

Readings, lectures, seminars, films and field trips exploring current developments in biology and their social and scientific implications.

1110. Introduction to Botany

Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Students may not receive more than 12 credits for courses in biology at the 1000’s level. Goffinet

Structure, physiology and reproduction of seed plants as a basis for an understanding of the broader principles of biology as well as the relation of plants to human life. Includes a survey of the important groups throughout the plant kingdom. A fee of $10 is charged for this course. CA 3-LAB.

1195. Special Topics Lecture

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

1199. Introduction to Biological Research

Credits not to exceed 3. Hours by arrangement; three laboratory hours for each credit. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or 1108 and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

Internship in Biology research.

2200. Peer Mentoring in Biology

One credit. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or 1108, and instructor consent; open to sophomores or higher. With a change in content, this course may be repeated once for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Fry

Theories of learning: cognitive, affective, and metacomprehension domains. Covers learning and teaching styles, information processing, effective note-taking, affective/emotional variables that influence learning, and group dynamics. Students will also learn how to conduct study groups and workshops in the Biological Sciences.

2289. Introduction to Undergraduate Research

(Formerly offered as MCB 295.) One credit. Recommended preparation: BIOL 1107 and 1108, or equivalent. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

Introduction to the variety of research programs in the Life Sciences on the Storrs campus. Required of Sophomore Biology Honor students; also open to students interested in undergraduate research.

3520W. Ethical Perspectives in Biological Research and Technology

Three credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or 1108 or 1110; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Taigen

Ethical and policy issues arising from advances in biological research and technology, including topics in ecology, molecular biology, and physiology.

 

Back to top